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President Obama on the Five Years Since Repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

December 22, 2015

"In America, we don’t have to simply accept things as they are.
We have the power to change."

President Obama

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A Simplified Approach to Setting Small Business Strategy

December 22, 2015

One of the ironies of strategy, especially in small business, is that it can seem deceptively simple when it’s done right. When it works, it seems like it was always obvious. And yet there are...

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What You Need to Know About How President Obama is Fighting Climate Change

December 22, 2015

On December 12, 2015, nearly 200 countries came together in Paris to announce the most ambitious global agreement ever to combat climate change. Watch a message from President Obama on this historic achievement:

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Third Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Third Quarter of 2015

December 22, 2015

Third-quarter economic growth continued at a solid pace as domestic demand grew robustly. Slowing foreign growth continues to weigh on output in the United States, underscoring the importance of policies that promote continued strong and consistent domestic demand. Last week’s omnibus budget and tax agreement will help encourage these positive domestic trends.

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Rising Prescription Drug Costs: New Tool Lets You Explore What’s Happening in Medicare

December 21, 2015

You've probably heard about – or seen on your drug store receipt – evidence of the rising cost of prescription drugs. Nationwide, spending on drugs increased 12 percent in 2014, higher than in any year since 2002. Sometimes, this is linked to a breakthrough product whose cure comes with a high price tag. Other times, it is the overnight tripling of the cost of a generic drug that has been around for years. This media attention, and the reality for consumers across the country, begs a lot of questions: What are recent cost trends for the prescriptions I take? Why are they so expensive?

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Honor of the 2015 Holiday Season

December 21, 2015

This festive season, or simply the holidays, is a time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, gift giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics.
$24.5 billion

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Weekly Address: Top 10 Things that Happened in 2015

December 19, 2015

In this week's address, the President celebrated the end of the year tradition of list-making with a year-in-review list of his own. The President offered his roundup of the top 10 things that happened in 2015, all of which should make us optimistic about the prospects for 2016. This past year has been one where we’ve seen unprecedented progress in areas ranging from the Iran deal to marriage equality to concluding a historic trade agreement.

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A Critical Step Forward for a Stronger Economy and a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code

December 18, 2015

Today, the President signed into law a bipartisan budget agreement that bolsters our security, grows our economy, and reflects our values. While no deal is perfect, this agreement achieves the three key conditions set forward by the President and Congressional Democrats: undoing the harmful cuts known as sequestration, investing equally in both national security and economic growth, and avoiding ideological issues.

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West Wing Week: 12/18/2015 or, "My Soon-To-Be Fellow Citizens"

December 18, 2015

This week, the President heralded the achievement of the whole world coming together to combat climate change, traveled to the Pentagon and the National Counterterrorism Center to continue the work on securing our nation, and presided over a very moving naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

Saturday, December 12

On Saturday evening, the President delivered a statement from the Cabinet Room on the historic global agreement reached by the U.S. and nearly 200 nations to combat climate change, otherwise known as the Paris Agreement.

Monday, December 14

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President Obama Has Shortened the Sentences of More People Than the Last 5 Presidents Combined

December 18, 2015

Today, President Obama is commuting the federal prison sentences of 95 men and women, most of whom committed nonviolent offenses. With this step, the President has now granted 184 commutations total -- more than the last five presidents combined. Take a look:

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